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Remove a Mail Contact

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

You can remove an existing mail contact from Active Directory.

importantImportant:
There are two types of mail contacts in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: mail contacts and mail forest contacts. Mail forest contacts are read-only recipient objects that are updated only through Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) or a similar custom synchronization. You can't remove or modify a mail forest contact by using the EMC or the Shell.

Looking for other management tasks related to managing mail contacts and mail users? Check out Managing Mail Contacts and Mail Users.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mail contacts" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mail Contact.
  2. In the result pane, click the mail contact that you want to remove.
  3. In the action pane, under the name of the mail contact, click Remove.
  4. In the warning that asks if you're sure you want to remove the mail contact, click Yes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mail contacts" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

This example removes the mail contact Ellen Adams.

Remove-MailContact -Identity "Ellen Adams" -DomainController Contoso.Domain.Com

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Remove-MailContact.

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